Viscerosomatic Release

A Systemic Model for Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Merchandise Details: VSR2019

UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth

John P. Tortu, DO, course director

20 credits of Category 1-A CME anticipated

Download the course flier.

Member Price: $1,260.00
Non-Member Price: $1,260.00

Maximum Capacity: 40
Maximum CME Credits: 20

When: 2/22/2019 @ 08:00 AM to 2/24/2019 @ 12:15 PM
Registration open from: 10/1/2018 to 2/24/2019

Event Description

Course Description
This course is designed to enhance attendees’ palpatory skills (tissue texture, asymmetry and restriction of motion of both somatic and visceral interconnected structures); enhance knowledge of related somatic/visceral anatomy with fascial continuity via traditional Chinese medicine energy channel mapping; and provide a framework for cross-organ symptomatology and somatic dysfunction, bridging gaps between internal medicine subspecialties and neuromusculoskeletal medicine.  

Registrants should have completed a basic cranial course and have a grounding in balanced ligamentous tension, ligamentous articular strain and visceral techniques.

Course Times
Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

Continuing Medical Education
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated. 

Meal Information
Morning coffee and tea will be provided. Lunch will be provided Friday and Saturday. Notify AAO Event Planner Gennie Watts of any special dietary needs no fewer than seven days in advance.

Course Location
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., MET – 470 Lab
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Travel Arrangements 
Contact Tina Callahan of Globally Yours Travel at (480) 816-3200 or

Registration Fees

Category On or before
Dec. 17, 2018
Dec. 18, 2018—
Feb. 14, 2019
On or after
Feb. 15, 2019
Academy member in practice* $910 $960 $1,160
Member resident or intern $710 $760 $960
Student member $510 $560 $760
Nonmember practicing DO
or other health care professional
$1,210 $1,260 $1,460
Nonmember resident or intern $1,010 $1,060 $1,260
Nonmember student $810 $860 $1,060

* The AAO’s associate members, international affiliates and supporter members are entitled to register at the same fees as full members.

Course Director(s)

John P. Tortu, DO, graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. He spent 17 years in private practice, and in 2009, he developed the viscerosomatic release (VSR) concept. Since then, Dr. Tortu has presented the VSR concept to a multitude of audiences, including at the AAO’s 2014 Convocation in Colorado Springs, at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing and at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. A 2017 case report published in The AAO Journal detailed how the authors adapted the VSR concept as described by Dr. Tortu to address Sindig-Larsson–Johansson syndrome in a pre-teen athlete, noting the safe and effortless treatment reversed the need for a surgery.

Course LocationCampus map
University of North Texas Health Science Center 
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

The course will be held in the Medical Education & Training Building (#13 on map) in MET-470Lab.

You may park in Lot 19. See map.

Travel Arrangements 
Contact Tina Callahan of Globally Yours Travel at (480) 816-3200 or

The AAO recommends the hotels below that are close to the UNTHSC/TCOM campus. Ask for the UNT rate when registering.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1505 S University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 335-2000
1.3 miles from campus

Springhill Suites
3250 Lovell Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 878-2554
1.2 miles from campus

Courtyard (Ask for UNT rate.)
3150 Riverfront Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 335-1300
1.7 mile from campus

Homewood Suites
2200 Charlie Ln.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 921-0202
1.4 miles from campus

Residence Inn (Provides shuttle to campus. Call for hours)
2500 Museum Way
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 885-8250
1.0 mile from campus